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Teaching in Transnational Higher Education

Enhancing Learning for Offshore International Students

Edited by Michelle Wallace, Lee Dunn

Routledge – 2008 – 296 pages

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Description

Teaching in Transnational Higher Education examines current trends and challenges that face students, teachers and institutions of higher education around the globe. This book comes at a pivotal moment where many universities are offering their courses in offshore locations. Students who could once not access an international qualification can now do so without leaving their home country.

The book clearly defines and takes an in-depth look at the various types of transnational education, including: institutions that have campuses abroad, teach specific courses abroad, and form partnerships with diverse schools to teach jointly.

Teaching in Transnational Higher Education serves as a forum for debate on such insightful topics as:

  • the modification of teaching to adapt to the needs of diverse students
  • the use of technology in the classroom
  • the view of higher education as a marketable service
  • the importance of cultural awareness and understanding in a transnational classroom
  • the complexities of assuring quality education across borders

The authors choose to highlight a broad sampling of transnational programs including those in: Zambia, China, and the United Arab Emirates among others. Interviews with students and teachers participating in these programs of study make this an enjoyable and unique portrait of higher education that is invaluable to those who teach and learn around the world.

Lee Dunn is a lecturer and academic developer in the Teaching and Learning Centre at Southern Cross University.

Michelle Wallace is an Associate Professor in the Graduate College of Management at Southern Cross University.

Contents

PART 1 CURRENT AND EMERGING ISSUES IN TRANSNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION

1 THE IMPACT OF TRADE LIBERALIZATION ON TRANSNATIONAL EDUCATION, Christopher Ziguras, RMIT University and Grant McBurnie, RMIT University

2 THE GROWTH OF TRANSNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION: THE UK PERSPECTIVE, Christine Bateman, British Council, Allison Doorbar, JWT Education

3 REGULATION AND PRACTICE OF TRANSNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION IN CHINA, Futao Huang, University of Hiroshima

4 BUYER BEWARE (CAVEAT EMPTOR), Anne Jelfs, Institute of Educational Technology, Open University

5 THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF TRANSNATIONAL EDUCATION: IDEOLOGICAL AND PEDAGOGICAL ISSUES FOR TEACHING STAFF, Christopher Ziguras, RMIT University

PART II PERSPECTIVES ON TEACHING

6 INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE AND UNDERSTANDING: IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHERS, Ting Wang, University of Canberra

7 DIMMING DOWN DIFFERENCE …, Sandra Egege, Flinders University and Salah Kutieleh, Flinders University

8 TOWARDS A FUSION MODEL FOR THE TEACHING AND LEDARNING OF DENGLISH IN A CHINESE CONTEXT, Maria Bjorning-Gyde, Fusion Teaching, Francis Doogan, Fusion Teaching and Martin East, School of Language Studies, Unitec New Zealand

9 DEALING WITH STUDENT PLAGIARISM IN TRANSNATIONAL TEACHING, Jude Carroll, Oxford Brookes University

10 INSIDE THINKING: OUTSIDE ISSUES. REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN ZAMBIA: JOURNEY OF UNCERTAINTY, Gillian Whittaker, Bolton University

Chapter 11 TRAINING NEW TRANSNATIONAL TEACHERS: A MALAYSIAN EXPERIENCE, Michael R. Davidson, University of Ulster and Rachel Scudamore, University of Nottingham

12 TEACHING FOR LEARNING IN THE TRANSNATIONAL CLASSROOM, Betty Leask, University of South Australia

PART III PERSPECTIVES ON LEARNING

13 STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF INTERNATIONALISATION OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM, Craig Zimitat, University of Tasmania

14 INTERNATIONAL OUTCOMES THROUGH GROUPWORK IN TRANSNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION, Maureen Bell, University of Wollongong, Lois Smith, University of Wollongong, Dubai and Lejla Vrazalic, University of Wollongong, Dubai

15 LOCAL TIME, GLOBAL SPACE AND GLOCAL IDENTITIES IN TRANSNATIONAL EDUCATION, Catherine Doherty, Queensland University of Technology

16 THE PROFESSIONAL DOCTORATE IN TRANSNATIONAL EDUCATION: NARRATIVE ENQUIRY INTO STUDENT EXPERIENCE, Anne Chapman, University of Western Australia

17 EXPERIENCES OF TRANSNATIONAL LEARNING: PERSPECTIVES FROM SOME UNDERGRADUATES IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND SINGAPORE, Michelle Wallace, Southern Cross University and Lee Dunn, Southern Cross University

PART IV IMPLICATIONS FOR INSTITUTIONS

18 QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR TRANSNATIONAL EDUCATION: INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL APPROACHES, Grant McBurnie, RMIT University

19 RISKY BUSINESS: EFFECTIVE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OF TRANSNATIONAL TEACHING, Shelda Debowski, University of Western Australia

20 OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES: MANAGING PROGRAM QUALITY AND INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS IN A TRANSNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT, Chelsea Blickem, Unitec and Nick Shackleford, Unitec

21 TRANSNATIONAL EDUCATION IN MAURITIUS: QUALITY ASSURANCE CHALLENGES FOR PROGRAM EXPORTERS, David Pyvis, Curtin University of Technology

22 PROVIDING INDUCTION, ORIENTATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL STAFF INVOLVED IN TRANSNATIONAL TEACHING, Margaret Hicks, University of South Australia and Kylie Jarrett, University of South Australia

23 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE, Lee Dunn, Southern Cross University and Michelle Wallace, Southern Cross University

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